Sad News for those who remember JACK LUSTED, Class 3 offshore Racer.

We are sad to report the passing of Jack Lusted ( Sorcerer Class 3 – No. 75 Jersey Cow ).

The funeral is on Monday, 11th June, at 2pm (1400hrs).
at
Harwood Park Crematorium,
Watton Road,
Stevenage, Herts.
SG2 8XT

The family are looking for someone with a Thames based boat, who could assist in Jack’s ashes being scattered from Putney Bridge.

If anyone can assist, please contact either Mike James, Commodore, or Martin Napier, Secretary.

Safety Boat Appeal

Mike Mantle, the 2012 Race Director for the three-race Cowes Classic Powerboat Race Event is appealing for safety boats for this year.

It is hoped that the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Race might be run on Friday 24th August, offering the possibility of starting off Cowes, as used to be the case for many years, in less crowded week-day conditions.

The Cowes 100 Race, & Cowes-Poole-Cowes races would both take place on Sunday, 26th August, starting off Hurst.

Safety Boats are especially needed on the Friday, to provide a safety corridor down the Solent, and if any Classic Powerboat owner with a suitable craft can offer his services, they will be gratefully welcomed.

Please contact Mike Mantle at: mikemantle@me.com or on 07973 178 738.
as soon as you can.

COWES CLASSIC POWERBOAT EVENT 2012 – UPDATE

Marathon Classes

1. We are hoping to stage two Marathon races over the powerboat weekend:
· The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race on Friday 24 August, and
· The Cowes 100 race on Sunday 26 August

2. As you are aware, the CTC event is already part of the RYA Marathon Championship series. The RYA has also confirmed that the Cowes 100 race (Cowes to Portland and back) will be added to this series.

3. We are hoping to have the CTC race start just off Cowes. This is still in the planning stage but as the event will be held on Friday, rather than Sunday, this could play an important part in the final decision.

4. The Cowes 100 start on Sunday morning, will be off North Head (as in 2010 and 2011).

5. Scrutineering for CTC will take place on 22 and 23 August; drivers’ briefing will take place at 17.30 hrs on Thursday 23 August. Drivers’ briefing for the Cowes 100 will take place at 17.30 hrs on Saturday 25 August.

British Club Class Championship

6. The Cowes-Poole-Cowes ‘club’ race will take place on Sunday 26 August, starting off North Head (as in 2010 and 2011).

7. The RYA has confirmed that the Cowes-Poole-Cowes race will be added to the British Club Class Championship series.

8. Scrutineering for the CPC will take place on 24 and 25 August; drivers’ briefing will take place at 17.30 hrs on Saturday 25 August.

Appeal for Safety Boats

9. In order to get this race approved, we need a large fleet of safety boats. If you can help I would, of course, be delighted to hear from.

Mike

Mike Mantle
Race Director
Cowes Classic Powerboat Event 2012
Email: mikemantle@me.com
Mobile: +44 7973 17 87 38
Address: Lake Farm, 147 Lake Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 4LQ

Another sad day for the sport !

Today 24th May we have learned that the very popular Class 3 racer and subsequently a much liked scrutineer, Jack (John) Lusted passed away on the 23rd of May. Jack will be remember for his Flying Sorcerer and Jersey Cow class 3 boats and the humour he brought to the sport!
We would like to pass on our condolences to his family and especially his daughter Kim.

Flying Sorcerer Jersey Cow

Cowes to Monte-Carlo Powerboat Challenge 2013

Cowes to Monte-Carlo - Venture Cup - Powerboat Challenge 2012

Cowes to Monte-Carlo Powerboat Challenge 2013

Would all members please note that the race organisers have issued a request for safety boats for the Solent area in particular the area from Cowes to Hurst.
Would anyone able to offer their services please in the first instance register their intent with Mike Lloyd at

mike@ventureoffshorecup.com.

and remember, 2 of our own club members are participating in the race, so please consider being there to support them on this unique adventure!